Embedding good environmental practices into the way we source, prepare and process food has the potential to enhance our environmental performance and reduce the environment impacts of the food we serve across our campuses.
Outlets across our campuses have taken action to increase the availability of alternatives to foods of animal origin. Mucci's on Mile End campus reopened in early 2020 as a meat-free option for students and staff. All University and Students' Union outlets also participate in the Meat-Free Mondays initiative, offering a 20% discount on meat-free products.
See more information about our food outlets.
To promote sustainable drink consumption, outlets at QMUL offer a discount for hot drinks sold in reusable cups- 20% at Students' Union outlets and University venues. As well as this, free access to drinking water is available across the University. Find the nearest using our water fountain map below.
Water Fountain Map pdf [PDF 408KB]
You can read our latest Sustainable Food and Catering Policy below:
Queen Mary Sustainable Catering Policy 2022 [PDF 82KB]
We have a number of initiatives in place to reduce the food waste produced on our campuses. Using the Too Good to Go application, the University and Students' Union outlets saved 797 meals from going to waste in 2018/19. Find out more and download the app.
Our regular student volunteering activities also support Bow Foodbank and Whitechapel Mission locally with regular collections held on campus. For information about volunteering opportunities, see the Students' Union website.